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The Dawson Motel

16 Dawson Street Cbd, New Plymouth 4310 New Zealand
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Centrally located in New Plymouth The Dawson Motel opened in January 2011 providing affordable luxury for our guests.Whether visiting New Plymouth for business or pleasure , The Dawson Motel is the ideal destination for those seeking comfort and superior service.Guests can enjoy stylish interiors in our 23 suites with 19 studios with a number interconnecting to give greater flexibility, two one bedroom and two two bedroom suites.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Whirlpool bathtub
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Simon D wrote a review 2 Mar
Auckland, New Zealand720 contributions46 helpful votes
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Stayed in room 7 which was a king studio. Comfortable bed, good shower, basic kitchen with microwave, kettle, fridge and basic condiments provided. Everything was clean and tidy, Sky TV provided, staff and housekeeping friendly and helpful. Handy location to the coastal walkway and main highway, city centre etc.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Easy parking on the premises, handy location to highway (some road noise, but not invasive),...
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Lynda B wrote a review Feb 2024
Wellington, New Zealand1213 contributions121 helpful votes
We had another one night stay here recently, to break the journey on a trip up north for a family get-together. We’ve stayed here quite a few times before. We’ve always stayed in unit 6, but this time were in unit 9. They are both identical units, a king sized bed in a roomy studio layout. As always, the room was scrupulously clean and the bed was very comfortable. Great wifi and nicely appointed bathroom. We will definitely stay here again each time we travel north. An added bonus this time was to see some beautiful American cars parked in the carpark, ready for the Americana event in New Plymouth a day or so after we were there. I wish I could have left in the beautiful bright red 1965 Mustang…
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Davesspanner wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom14 contributions11 helpful votes
What a great place to stay with friends it’s close to the centre of all amenities museums gallery etc. booking in was very easy. The studio rooms are very well laid out and very bright. It’s very easy to park as well. The room was were very clean and the bed was very comfortable
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Discover26014976217 wrote a review Jan 2024
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We loved staying here. It was our first time staying, and we'll definitely be back. I requested a wheelchair accessible room (Room 1), which was really good. The hosts were a lovely young couple that were very welcoming and knowledgeable. The motel is lovely and modern and clean. Free parking on site was perfect.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Warren Climo, Owner at The Dawson Motel
Responded 11 Jan 2024
Thank you for your very positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay
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Roam56552594038 wrote a review Jan 2024
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An outstanding place to stay in New Plymouth! Modern decor and facilities. Very high standard of cleanliness. Reasoanble cost. Very good to have access to EV charger. Hosts very accommodating. Will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Handy to Coastal Walkway and Festival of Lights.
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Responded 7 Jan 2024
Thank you for your very positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Lynda B wrote a review Sept 2023
Wellington, New Zealand1213 contributions121 helpful votes
We live in Lower Hutt and often travel north to the Waikato to visit family. Now we are retired we generally make it a two day trip just because we can, and it's more leisurely to break up the journey. We normally stay here on our way north, and this recent trip was no exception. We normally have unit 6, it's a studio unit but it has a king sized bed (might even be a superking actually, it's really big) and it's very roomy. There's a good wifi connection and the hosts are very friendly. The room is always immaculately clean and sparkling. Would highly recommend this motel, and we will definitely be staying here again on our next trip north.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 27 Sept 2023
Thank you for your very positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Lynda B wrote a review May 2023
Wellington, New Zealand1213 contributions121 helpful votes
We stayed here for a night on a trip from Lower Hutt to Thames. We have stayed here several times before, normally in room 6, a ground floor studio unit. As always the room was immaculately clean. The tv has a full Sky service so you can record stuff while you’re there. Very handy. The bed is very comfortable and there’s plenty of room in the bedroom/lounge. A well appointed kitchen always awaits us, and there's lots of room in the bathroom. We had another nice takeaway evening meal from HongKong takeaways, just around the corner in the same block. The hosts are very friendly and lovely to deal with. It was quite wet during the Monday evening when we’d arrived, but when we woke on the Tuesday morning we were greeted by a beautiful blue sky and sun, and Mt Egmont looked absolutely stunning. Note the photos are not from the motel itself. One is from the city south of the CBD, and the other taken out of and slightly north of the city. A magnificent sight. Highly recommended, we will be back on our next trip up north, whenever that may be!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 31 May 2023
Thank you for your very positive review and comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the weather turned better for you.
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Biggles1234 wrote a review May 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand99 contributions20 helpful votes
Perfect location, close to Cycleways and town centre, Manager and staff awesome. The units clean and well maintained. We brought our e-bikes and excellent safe storage. We had 4 nights and would have extended if we had not had to get back home . Can definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: They do have loan bikes if required.
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Stu-from-NZ wrote a review May 2023
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Cheerful and welcoming hosts (Warren and Carol) and staff. Really nice rooms. We've stayed in overpriced hotels with far worse rooms than The Dawson offers. Comfortable bed and everything is clean and tidy. Double glazing provides for a very peaceful night in. Easy walk to town and the Coastal Walkway. Loving our stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 14 May 2023
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us
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Cathytcelery wrote a review May 2023
7 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely, friendly, scrupulously clean, good value and fitted me in at the last minute. Walking distance to food & seafront Little bottle of fresh milk for tea/coffee was a well thought out touch. Can’t rate these guys highly enough!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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$166 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandTaranaki RegionNew Plymouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dawson Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Dawson Motel?
Nearby attractions include New Plymouth Coastal Walkway (0.3 km), Puke Ariki (0.4 km), and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dawson Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at The Dawson Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Dawson Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dawson Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dawson Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt Restaurant New Plymouth, Arborio Restaurant, Cafe & Bar, and Monica's Eatery.
Does The Dawson Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Dawson Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Dawson Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of New Plymouth.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Dawson Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dawson Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hurworth Cottage (8.0 km).
Is The Dawson Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.